Donald Trump Jr.: No one with a brain believes Obama did anything good for economy, foreign policy

Donald Trump Jr.: No one with a brain believes Obama did anything good for economy, foreign policy

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr. hits back after PETA releases Halloween costume mocking him PETA releases Halloween costume of Trump Jr. with bloody leopard trophy Flake condemns Trump Jr. Instagram post mocking Kavanaugh accuser MORE said on Saturday that no intelligent people believe former President Obama helped the economy or foreign policy.

"No one with a brain actually believes he did anything good for our economy or for our foreign policy," Trump Jr. told "Breitbart News Saturday."

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"The biggest joke I've seen in the last two years is Obama ... trying to claim this economy because his policies of overtaxation, oppressive regulation," he said, tearing into the former president for his claiming credit for the economy earlier this month. 

"That drove this country into the ground. That led to the worst recovery in the history of probably economics but certainly our country’s history," Trump Jr. added.

Others have also questioned the length of the Obama recovery. 

"The 2008-09 recession was so bad, the economy should have come roaring back with a booming recovery," King's College professor Peter Ferrara wrote in an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal, "But Mr. Obama carefully, studiously pursued the opposite of every pro-growth policy Reagan had followed. What he got was the worst recovery from a recession since the Great Depression."

Trump Jr. added that he loved Obama's reentry into the political spotlight.

"Without question, he's our best salesman," Trump Jr. said. 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE promoted his son's interview late Saturday.

The president and former president have recently been wrestling over credit for the economy.

"When you hear how great the economy is doing right now, let's just remember when this recovery started," Obama said in remarks at the University of Illinois two weeks ago.

Trump fired back, tweeting, "The Economy is soooo good, perhaps the best in our country’s history (remember, it's the economy stupid!), that the Democrats are flailing & lying like CRAZY!"